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Title: Environmental features for streamside levee projects
Authors: Center for Natural Areas
Environmental and Water Quality Operational Studies (U.S.)
Hynson, James R.
Adamus, Paul R.
Elmer, Joseph O.
DeWan, Terrance
Shields, F. Douglas
Keywords: Aquatic ecology
Fish habitat
Habitat improvement
Habitat management
Environmental management
Environmental effects
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: This study provides designers of levee projects with guidance for incorporating environmental enhancement features into project design and maintenance. Forty-six environmental features were identified by information review as having potential to improve fish and wildlife habitat, recreational use, and esthetic qualities of lands and water associated with levee projects. Information was obtained from review of scientific literature and planning documents as well as contact with US Army Corps of Engineers personnel and site visits to selected completed levee projects. Features include general items for design and maintenance, as well as specific measures for fish and wildlife habitat, recreation, and aesthetic development. All features included in the main body of the report, plus a few that were rejected, were evaluated by an interdisciplinary team consisting of two civil engineers, a wildlife biologist, an aquatic biologist, and a landscape architect. Each feature is discussed from a variety of perspectives: (A.) its purpose is stated in order to give the reader a rapid means of determining environmental values that the feature would improve, protect, and enhance; (B.) directions are provided for its implementation; (C.) a summary of its past performance is given; (D.) limitations, both general and site specific, are provided; and (E.) information on the costs of its construction, materials, operations, and maintenance is discussed. NOTE: This file is very large. Allow your browser 5-6 minutes to download the file.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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